Woolworths issues listeriosis-linked recall on rice product

Retailer Woolworths has recalled it’s Frozen Savoury Rice Mix product following a worldwide product recall issued by the Hungarian Food Safety Agency in a global listeria outbreak. The retailer says the move is “purely as a precautionary measure.” In a statement, Woolworths said: “Food safety is of critical importance to[…]

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‘Spies infiltrated BDS campaign’

Spies, allegedly working for a well-known private investigator, were purportedly paid to infiltrate a Palestine support group running a campaign to have Israeli goods removed from a major retailer’s shelves. Members of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel (BDS) South Africa this week claimed one of the alleged spies confessed[…]

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Woolies struggles to address questions on Israeli links

Woolworths’ executives were on Monday forced to entertain questions from shareholders as to its continued trade links with Israeli suppliers, as pro-Palestinian activists used the company’s annual general meeting (AGM) to raise pertinent questions over its refusal to severe ties with the occupying state. Representatives from the National Coalition for[…]

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BDS rejects claims of Woolies AGM ambush

Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions South Africa (BDS SA) has rejected media claims of an ambush on Woolworth’s annual general meeting (AGM), with the company set to meet with its shareholders on Monday. BDS SA is engaged in a year-long boycott against the popular retailer and last year bought single shares[…]

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Unions agree support for Woolworths boycott

Several of the country’s biggest trade unions have signed an agreement in support of a boycott campaign against local retailer Woolworths, demanding the company severe trade links with all Israeli affiliates until the Zionist state has complied with international law in its handling of the Palestinian population. The support is[…]

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Woolies labelling probed

Woolworths are being investigated by the National Consumer Commission (NCC) over complaints that the popular retailer may be falsely labelling Israeli products in its stores. The complaints are believed to have been lodged to both the NCC and Woolworths itself by everyday consumers, as well as shareholders in the company.[…]

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BDS to engage striking Woolies workers

Palestine solidarity organisation BDS South Africa will be meeting Woolworths workers currently engaged in a protected labour strike since Monday. Over 700 workers at the Woolworths Johannesburg Distribution Centre are currently engaged in a legal labour strike since Monday. According to union representatives, various operations at the Woolworths distribution centre[…]

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Protesters anything but happy with Pharrell, Woolworths

Hundreds of protesters waved Palestinian flags near the entrance of GrandWest Casino on Monday in the build-up to Grammy Award-winning artist Pharrell Williams’s concert. The protest was given the green light after BDS South Africa scored a victory on Saturday when a High Court application, aimed at preventing them from[…]

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